DEFENDING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND TERRITORIES On Saturday June 20, I attended a workshop in the Shipibo community of Poayhan (population around 1000 people) with the aim of informing them about their rights in relation to the activity of the Canadian … Continue reading Workshop in the Shipibo community To Defend Indigenous Rights and Territories
The last few days have seen the start of a process to decide the future of a territory that has been subjected to oil exploration for the last 40+ years – namely, oil block 192 (formally called 1AB) that spans … Continue reading Tensions run high as consultation process for Peru’s biggest oil block finally begins
(Protest Tigre River) Is the agreement signed between indigenous leaders of the contaminated rivers in Loreto and the Peruvian government a real recognition of the social and environmental damage? Historic demonstration of indigenous capacity After more than 3 years of … Continue reading Historic Agreement with the Government Leaves Room for Interpretation
Memories of 14 days of Climate Change Top by Alianza Arkana’s Social and Enviromental Justice Team No commitments, no change We all know by now that no breakthrough was reached during the 20st Climate Change Top. The big powers achieved … Continue reading Protest is precious under a bell jar: Peruvian government achieves to silence the suffering of its peoples
“We need an answer now. Will an independent report on the contamination and necessary remediation of our territories be guaranteed or not?“ insisted Aurelio Chino Dahua, President of the indigenous federation FEDIQUEP last Sunday night during the latest session of … Continue reading The Indigenous Federations Will Meet the Prime Minister at the end of November
With the signing of a final act with Pluspetrol Norte SA last Saturday night, the indigenous communities of Nuevo Andoas and Capahuariyacu, supported by their indigenous federation FEDIQUEP, put an end to the peaceful occupation of Andoas’ airport, the pumping … Continue reading Agreement with Pluspetrol Brings an End to the Protest in Andoas
Remediation measures include prevention, and that means changing the 40+ year-old pipelines in oil block 8X, situated in the Kukama peoples’ territory and within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, one of the biggest and most precious wild areas of Peru. … Continue reading Remediation Includes Prevention and Replacement of Pipelines
Water is life. Water is essential to every living being and is especially important to the Kukama peoples of the Marañón River in Loreto, Peru. Often called the people of the water, the Kukama have been living with the rhythms … Continue reading Kukamas of the Marañón River Win Historic Ruling on the Right to Prior Consultation
Today, the courageous voices of the Amazonian indigenous federations are rising above the din of denial that has deflected corporate and state responsibility for crimes committed over the last 42 years of oil exploitation in the Amazon. These voices are … Continue reading Agua, No Bagua: Only Justice Will Keep the Peace
His melody flowed with intensity through the light drizzle and over the bustling plaza. Improvising in his native language of Shipibo, Wuicler Lopez sang for the protection of his people, culture, and the forest. His passion and potency electrified the … Continue reading No to Climate Change! Yes to Systemic Change!
Indigenous Amazonian communities in Peru intend to block new oil bids failing immediate government action to solve problems of four decades of exploitation and contamination. In many Amazonian indigenous cultures, if you are a lazy or disobedient child your parents … Continue reading Solutions or Bust
Last week two scientists from E Tech International, an independent investigation institute who provide grassroots environmental technical support, visited the Kukama community of Cuninico in the that was affected by a huge oil spill uncovered almost two months ago on … Continue reading Cuninico Oil Spill & Petroperu: Speed Up the Clean-Up!